The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.
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“Recently, the New York Times ran a piece on a famous pastor’s son who is now a vocal ex-vangelical and a rising Tiktok star. Many have commented on the story and it’s not my intention here to weigh in on this tragic situation. God is sovereign and I pray that this man will one day have his eyes truly opened, and not remain in the sad ranks of those who achieved fame by publicly maligning the faith their fathers preached. But there was one comment of his quoted in the article that I have been chewing on.”
“In southern Indiana right now we are witnessing one of the greatest biological events known to humans. Trillions of periodic cicadas are coming to the surface and crawling out of their subterranean homes where they have been living for 17 years. Brood X is the largest group of 17-year periodic cicadas and they can emerge at a density as high as 1.4 million per acre of land.” And, in their own way, these little critters are proclaiming the glory of God.
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You probably heard that Wheaton College decided to rewrite a plaque that referred to the Waorani as “savage indians.” CT reports on what they replaced it with. In my view, they did really well with it.
I found this a fascinating look at why so many people in the Victorian era tried to speak with the dead.
TGC has a pair of articles dealing with live-streaming after the pandemic. One article defends unplugging the livestream while the other defends keeping it going.
Carl Trueman: “One of the most striking features of the contemporary Christian scene is embarrassment. Many of the leading traditional institutions of the faith seem embarrassed by the gospel.”
You may be tempted to waste your days wishing that your life was better, but you need to acknowledge the sovereignty of God and his calling upon you to succeed and excel right where you are.
Want to be like Jesus? Focus less on being like him and more on being with him. His attributes must be caught before they can be imitated.—Scott Sauls